Two men who raped a woman and then killed her along with her husband on the orders of the dead woman's elder sister have been arrested, police said Thursday.
The elder sister, Guddi, allegedly ordered the double murder because the couple knew about her (Guddi) extra-marital affair. She too has been arrested.
Prithi, 40, of Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh, and Sanjay, 37, of Faridabad in Haryana, were arrested for killing Jugla, 27, and his 24-year-old wife Dec 1.
The Delhi High Court Thursday directed a judicial magistrate to hold an inquiry into the missing eyeball of a dead prisoner from the mortuary of a government hospital.
A division bench of Justice Kailash Gambhir and Justice Indermeet Kaur gave three weeks for the probe on the missing body part of Rajkumar, who was admitted to the government-run Rajan Babu Institute of Pulmonary Medicine and Tuberculosis (RBIPMT) for TB treatment on Nov 27 but died Dec 9.
Rajkumar was undergoing a life term for killing his wife
A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper shot himself dead with his service weapon here Thursday, an official said.
Bhanwar Lal, a constable of the paramilitary force's 67 Battalion, shot himself dead with his INSAS rifle inside the CRPF camp at Lawjynriew area here, the unit commandant Imran Mallick, told IANS.
Lal was taken to a nearby medical facility, where doctors pronounced him dead.
"Prima facie indicates that the constable committed suicide by shooting himself in his chin," he said.
US Undersecretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman Thursday called Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh in an effort to find a solution to the diplomatic row over the arrest and strip-search of an Indian diplomat in New York, sources said.
According to sources, Sherman called Singh to find a resolution to the US-India stand-off over the humiliating treatment meted out to Devyani Khobragade, India's deputy consul general in New York.
Khobragade was strip and cavity-searched following her arrest on charges of visa fraud and underpaying her maid.
The cabinet Thursday approved the stand taken by India at the ninth ministerial conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) held in Bali in Indonesia Dec 3-7.
"Prior to the Bali ministerial conference, the cabinet had provided directions to the commerce and industry minister on the stand to be taken by India. Acting on these directions, India took the position from the beginning that food security was non-negotiable," the cabinet said in a statement.
In an attempt to reduce loss and damage caused by floods, the West Bengal government will soon install "early warning system" in all floods-prone districts, a minister said Thursday.
Among the districts are Darjeeling, Malda, Murshidabad, Hooghly, East Midnapore and West Midnapore, according to Irrigation and Waterways Minister Rajib Banerjee.
Addressing the inaugural session of the two-day Water Exposition 2013 organised by the CII eastern region, the minister said the World Bank-funded project is awaiting clearance from the Central Water Commission (CWC).
An illegal liquor factory was busted in Bihar's Bhagalpur district amd nearly 10,000 pouches of local-made liquor seized, an official said Thursday.
The joint team of excise department and police also seized 600 litres spirit and an automatic punching machine from the factory located at the farmhouse of ruling Janata Dal-United legislator Ajay Mandal. He however denied any involvement, saying the property belonged to his nephew.
The government Thursday said that it will allow sugar exports, as there was surplus in the domestic market.
The decision was taken by the cabinet committee on economic affairs (CCEA) on the proposal sent by the department of commerce to continue export of sugar without any quantitative restriction.
"This (decision) is expected to give a positive signal to exporters and the international community on the efforts of the government to pursue a stable, long term and consistent export policy regime in the agriculture sector," the CCEA said in a statement.
Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who is all set to shoot for action film `Action Jackson`, says she has a lot of things going on in her mind.
As she gets ready to start her work, the actress took to Twitter to share her thoughts.
“All ready on set for `Action Jackson`. In a contemplative mood today...So many things swirling in my head. Most unlike me,” Sonakshi posted on the microblogging site Twitter Wednesday.
Directed by Prabhudheva, the film also features Ajay Devgn, Yami Gautam and Kunaal Roy Kapur. It will hit screens April 11 next year.
It`s true that Madhuri Dixit took a break from acting following her marriage in 1999, but the dancing diva is back and how! She says it`s a myth that married women don`t get roles in the film industry.
"I think married women always got roles. Sharmilaji (Sharmila Tagore) worked after marriage, Meena Kumari also worked and Rakhi worked after marriage. These are just myths and not true all the time," Madhuri said here in an interaction.